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post #11 of 19
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Well, it doesn't do any noise, but it wobbles a bit. Specially when it starts spinning. Is that a problem?
post #12 of 19
meh, run it and find out. I've glued entire blades back on
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post #13 of 19
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OK. The only thing is that my video card is directly below it. If the fan blades pop out, it might damage it. But I don't think that's gonna happen.

Anyway, thanks for the help, everybody!
post #14 of 19
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Hey. Surprisingly, the glue managed to stick all this time. There's another problem, though. I moved out 2 days ago, taking my PC with me. When I arrived at my new place, I noticed that the fan got detached from its housing and was sitting over my video card. At first, I thought that it was the glue, but no. Everything is STILL glued perfectly. The problem is that the metal ring that keeps the fan from falling isn't working anymore, somehow. I found the ring, but it is too big for it to lock the fan. Am I supposed to bend the ring so that it can fit in the recess of the fan shaft?

Here's the ring:



In summary, there is nothing that keeps the fan from falling down. I'm not sure what happened. I suppose I'll have to buy one of those metal rings to lock the fan, but I don't think I'll find that in the city I'm in... sadsmiley.gif

I see that the fan does not fall down because the magnets keep it together. Maybe I can still use it without having a lock ring. What do you think?





post #15 of 19
Been there done that. I had fans with locking ring on the back which even if removed, the fan blade will stay on and operate perfectly. Anyway, if u search stores that sell hydraulic parts or hardware stores u might get lucky and find one. Many years ago i used a "circlip" (i think its called like this) on a fan i had, it was from a gun trigger assembly (really tiny) that i had spare parts leftover, so even a gun repair shop might hook u up. But in the end of the day does it woth getting in so much trouble for a fan ?
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by Magusxd View Post

Been there done that. I had fans with locking ring on the back which even if removed, the fan blade will stay on and operate perfectly. Anyway, if u search stores that sell hydraulic parts or hardware stores u might get lucky and find one. Many years ago i used a "circlip" (i think its called like this) on a fan i had, it was from a gun trigger assembly (really tiny) that i had spare parts leftover, so even a gun repair shop might hook u up. But in the end of the day does it woth getting in so much trouble for a fan ?

I'll ask around. I'll post any updates. Thank you! thumb.gif

The problem about using it without a ring is that it will wobble and it will do noise. I don't want it to wobble.
post #17 of 19
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I'll ask around. I'll post any updates. Thank you! thumb.gif

The problem about using it without a ring is that it will wobble and it will do noise. I don't want it to wobble.

If u didn't glue it straight enough it will wobble, the shaft going into the hole of the assembly doesn't have too much space for it to wobble. Like i told u ive used fans without the securing clip they didn't wobble or simply the fan blades will pop out that's about it.
Here is something similar i used to secure one fan http://www.airgunspares.com/store/product/4898/BSA-Superten-Circlip-Part-No.-16-5346/ http://www.airgunspares.com/store/product/4494/BSA-Valve-Seating-Bush-Circlip-Part-No.-16-6180/
So better go to a gun repair shop, if they want to help u i'm sure they have this things laying around
post #18 of 19
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Sorry about the delay. I forgot about updating the thread.
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Originally Posted by Magusxd View Post

If u didn't glue it straight enough it will wobble, the shaft going into the hole of the assembly doesn't have too much space for it to wobble. Like i told u ive used fans without the securing clip they didn't wobble or simply the fan blades will pop out that's about it.
Here is something similar i used to secure one fan http://www.airgunspares.com/store/product/4898/BSA-Superten-Circlip-Part-No.-16-5346/ http://www.airgunspares.com/store/product/4494/BSA-Valve-Seating-Bush-Circlip-Part-No.-16-6180/
So better go to a gun repair shop, if they want to help u i'm sure they have this things laying around


I confirmed that you were right about the wobbling issue because I accidentally broke apart the fan again. I had to glue it once again. I glued it terribly on the first attempt, so it wobbled and it made a horrible rattling noise, so I re-glued it. It's working perfectly ever since.

What I used as a security clip is this:



I found it in a general hardware store. It looks exactly like the one you linked.

In summary, the fan is secured and is working perfectly again. Thank you for the help, @Magusxd ! thumb.gif
post #19 of 19
I'm impressed with ur determination tongue.gif wow !
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